How to Install Grav on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Grav on Your Synology NAS

Grav is a modern open source flat-file CMS. You can easily create your own website from home like you did with WordPress. Grav is fast and flexible. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Grav on your Synology NAS using Docker.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it grav. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Grav Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Grav Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in “Install Grav“. Uncheck “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that click OK.
docker run -d --name=grav \
-p 4550:80 \
-v /volume1/docker/grav:/config \
--restart always \
ghcr.io/linuxserver/grav

Grav Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Grav Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Grav” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Grav – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Grav Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4550 Create a new user account. Note: Username should be between 3 and 16 characters, including lowercase letters, numbers, underscores and hyphens. Attention: Uppercase letters, spaces, and special characters are not allowed for Username. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Grav Synology NAS Set up 6

Note: If you experience permissions problems, just right mouse click on your folder where you have your grav files stored. Click on Property, Permission tab, Create tab, user & group search for SYSTEM then add read / write to SYSTEM and click Done. Check Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files then click Save. Now try again: open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4550

  • STEP 10

After you click Create User in on STEP 9 you will see your Grav Dashboard. Go to: http://Synology-ip-address:4550/admin Follow the instructions in the image below.

Grav Synology NAS Set up 7

Enjoy your Grav!

Grav Synology NAS Set up 8

Note: If you experience permissions problems, just right mouse click on your folder where you have your grav files stored. Click on Property, Permission tab, Create tab, user & group search for SYSTEM then add read / write to SYSTEM and click Done. Check Apply to this folder, sub-folders and files then click Save. Now try again: open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:4550
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update Grav container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: You can also install Grav on your Synology NAS without Docker.

This post was updated on Wednesday / June 16th, 2021 at 3:13 AM